Monday, April 09, 2007

Gramercy, Gramercy Park South between Park Avenue South and Third Avenue

Mary Sargent © 2007 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Here is the National Arts Club mentioned Saturday, two days ago. Architecture/history buffs go here. Good story buffs go here. This is the same story I recommended on Saturday but I know you didn't bother with it. Here's another chance. For a long(er) shot go here.

The heads on the medallions are of Shakespeare, Milton, Franklin, Goethe and Dante, not artists, as you might imagine. That's because the façade was redone when it was owned by Samuel Tildon in the 1870s and the sculptures allude to his library. The National Arts Club acquired the house in 1906.

I'm an artist and this is the first I've heard of the National Arts Club. Must check out; they look pretty comfy in there.

See map.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

This shot is so rich. Those medallion heads are like a Greek chorus. I love the reflections of the trees and the symetrical lamps in the window.